Make your way into a deep lunge pose on a yoga mat or blanket. Keep your front knee at a 90 degree angle in the lunge. Place the top of your back foot on the ground, and rest your hands lightly on your front knee. Feel the abdominal area fire as you create stability in the pose. Make sure to keep the weight out of your back knee. If you feel any discomfort in the back knee use an extra yoga mat or blanket. Next reach the arms up and then down the side of the body opening the heart as you lunge deeper. Stay in this pose for 5-10 deep breaths. Finally if you wish to go deeper, reach back and grab the back foot, and pull it gently into the the body. Maintain stability in the pose holding for 5-10 deep breaths, then repeat the series on the other side.
Crescent Lunge Pose Benefits:
- Increases flexibility in the hip flexor and quadriceps.
- Lengthens and stretches the psoas and illiacus muscles.